Catherine Koanja, ’18 Nursing, had to help her mother read medication labels as a child. As a nurse she plans to advocate for health literacy.
This diverse sector is ripe for innovation, and entrepreneurs are responding, bringing new health apps and services to the market every day.
Alumni healthcare leaders share their insights on U.S. healthcare and what inspired them to help people achieve their fullest, healthiest lives.
“What’s broken in our system: economics and the economic-driven decisions many times go against clinical or quality-of-care decisions.”
“The healthcare programs at SJSU help students determine how they can impact broader behaviors to achieve sustainable change.”
Deborah Nelson, ’06 MS Nursing, describes nursing as a career that opens many doors.
Every Friday—rain or shine—Mercy Egbujor leads the backpack medical team on its rounds in a battered van, frequently descending into hidden camps where unsanitary conditions provide a breeding ground for diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.
“Judy and I traveled a lot together. Now there’s going to be a nursing scholarship in our name that keeps the spirit of service alive.”
Washington Square designer and writer Peter Caravalho shares his personal connection to “Enduring History: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066.”
Sharon Castellanos, ’83 Nursing, is building awareness about organ and tissue donation within Hispanic communities through her nonprofit, Brandon’s Crossroads.